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Natural Dispute

Whether it's building a bridge, tapping natural resources, harvesting renewable resources or tackling climate change, no other issue has pitted government, business, citizens and scientists against each other as much as the environment.

Expedition BeyondTomorrow: The Fit Children of Seinäjoki

Expedition BeyondTomorrow: The Fit Children of Seinäjoki

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 20, 2016

The Finnish city Seinäjoki has successfully tackled the problem of obesity in children with a program emphasizing physical fitness and better nutrition in schools. Can the lessons learned here also be applied in Germany and elsewhere in the world? more...

Sustainable in the Supermarket: Apps That Help You Buy Responsibly

Sustainable in the Supermarket: Apps That Help You Buy Responsibly

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 18, 2016

Are strawberries already in season? Do those eggs have the right organic certification? It isn't easy to shop sustainably. But there are several apps out there to help. Are they any good? By Philipp Seibt more... Comment ]

The E-Waste Republic: Discarded Electronics and Ghana's Environmental Conundrum

The E-Waste Republic: Discarded Electronics and Ghana's Environmental Conundrum

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 11, 2016

In Ghana, the disposal of discarded electronic waste from industrialized countries has become a booming business. But the consequences for health and environment are dire. more...

Exploring New Materials: The Search for Sustainable Fashion

Exploring New Materials: The Search for Sustainable Fashion

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 24, 2016

Do you know how bad your jeans are for the environment? Or how many chemicals are needed to produce a pair of leather shoes? Luckily, there are some more environmentally friendly options available. By Philipp Seibt more... Comment ]

UN Sustainable Development Goals: The Calculated Vision

UN Sustainable Development Goals: The Calculated Vision

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 17, 2016

Ten months, 10 goals, 10 features: The "Expedition BeyondTomorrow" project starts at the supermarket check-out and, by way of an interactive globe, takes you around the world. Find out what's behind our new series. By Anna Behrend and Christina Elmer more... Video | Comment ]

Going for Broke in Paris: It's Now or Never for the Climate

Going for Broke in Paris: It's Now or Never for the Climate

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 01, 2015

This week, the most important event of the year began: 195 countries are negotiating the future of our planet in Paris. The world's most powerful leaders must now demand sacrifices from their citizens in order to save the climate. A Commentary by Florian Harms more... Comment ]

Jane Goodall Interview: 'Even Chimps Understand Sustainability'

Jane Goodall Interview: 'Even Chimps Understand Sustainability'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 07, 2015

Jane Goodall spent years observing chimpanzees in the wild. She discovered that the animals can commit murder and wage war. As an environmentalist, the British activist now spends more time observing humans -- and says she still has hope for humanity. Interview Conducted by Philip Bethge and Johann Grolle more... Comment ]

World without Water: The Dangerous Misuse of Our Most Valuable Resource

World without Water: The Dangerous Misuse of Our Most Valuable Resource

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 13, 2015

Amid climate change, drought and mismanagement, our world's most valuable resource is becoming scarce. Much of the crisis is man-made -- and even water-rich countries like Germany are to blame. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Economic System We Have Created Global Warming'

SPIEGEL Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Economic System We Have Created Global Warming'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 25, 2015

Can we still stop global warming? Only if we radically change our capitalist system, argues author Naomi Klein. In an interview with SPIEGEL, she explains why the time has come to abandon small steps for a radical new approach. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

The Sand Thieves: World's Beaches Become Victims of Construction Boom

The Sand Thieves: World's Beaches Become Victims of Construction Boom

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 02, 2014

Sand is becoming so scarce that stealing it has become an attractive business model. With residential towers rising ever higher and development continuing apace in Asia and Africa, demand for the finite resource is insatiable. By Laura Höflinger more... Comment ]